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August 15, 2012

The HSUS Thanks the Los Angeles City Council for Backing Bill to End Cruel Hunting Practice

The following is a statement from Jennifer Fearing, California senior state director of The Humane Society of the United States, on the unanimous support of the Los Angeles City Council for Senate Bill 1221, a bill by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, to outlaw the use of hounds in the hunting of bears and bobcats.  

“The Humane Society of the United States is pleased that leaders in the state’s most populous city are unequivocally supportive of efforts to make California as humane as Montana was in 1921 when it banned hounding. It’s time for California to end the inhumane, unsporting and unfair practice of letting packs of dogs chase and kill bears and bobcats. We are grateful to Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Eric Garcetti for making sure that state legislative leaders received the encouragement of the City of Los Angeles to enact this long overdue reform.”

Sen. Lieu’s bill is pending in the Assembly Appropriations committee.   

Media Contact: Kaitlin Sanderson: 301-721-6463; ksanderson@humanesociety.org

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